Just minutes away from Boulder, Longmont is a thriving and modern metropolis that has everything– acres of green spaces, a vibrant downtown district, well-preserved history, and overwhelming natural beauty. Because of this, Longmont has become a popular choice among Boulder suburbs, in addition to being a gateway for mountain adventures in the Rocky Mountains. Longmont has been called the gem of St. Vrain Valley.
In 1871, a group of men from Chicago came to the area and called it Chicago-Colorado Colony. Eventually, residents of the small town renamed it to Longmont, after Longs Peak, a mountain that can easily be seen from anywhere in the community. In contrast to other neighboring cities, Longmont specialized in agriculture, with the air dry and the soil rich and fertile. Soon enough, immigrants from Scandinavia, Europe, Mexico, and even Japan came to Longmont. The city started to shift to technology in the 1950s, and today, Longmont is home to high-tech giants, a creative craft beer community, and sprawling open spaces.
Longmont is located in both Boulder and Weld counties. Boulder is located nearby, roughly a 25-30 minute drive away from the city. Denver is situated south of Longmont, approximately 35 miles away. Other nearby cities include Lafayette, Niwot, Eldorado Springs, and Allenspark. Longmont is served by St. Vrain Valley School District.
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Longmont Homes For Sale
Home buyers will find a wide range of residential real estate offerings in Longmont. Single-family homes, luxury properties, townhouses, apartments, and condos are all here. Age-wise, Longmont real estate collection has both historic homes, older properties, and new construction (most of which are located farther from the city center).
Homes for sale in Longmont are priced moderately and offer great value for money, with listing prices averaging at high $300,000s to low $400,000s. Larger homes and luxury residences fetch for prices starting at high mid-$800,000s and can go over millions.
Longmont real estate also has farms, ranches, and acreage, some of which already have existing homes and structures. Such properties can fetch up to over $5 million. Large lots are quite plentiful in Longmont, while acreage properties can cover up to over a hundred acres.
Attractions in and around Longmont, CO
- Longmont’s craft breweries – Longmont is home to a vibrant craft beer community, with three breweries located within the city’s boundaries: Oskar Blues Brewery, Left Hand Brewing Company, and Pumphouse Brewery and Restaurant.
- Longmont Museum and Cultural Center – Located along Qual Road, Longmont Museum was founded in 1936 and houses various exhibits that tell the history of the whole St. Vrain Valley community. The structure itself is architecturally distinctive. Aside from permanent exhibits, Longmont Museum has special exhibits throughout the year, exploring various topics such as science, art, and regional history.
- Union Reservoir – One of the many outdoor recreation destinations in Longmont, Union Reservoir (formerly called Calkins Lake) is a 736-acre natural lake carved during the last glacial age. Popular activities in Union Reservoir include boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing, camping, and fishing. Union Reservoir also sometimes plays host to triathlon events.
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